Call for vandalism draws attention to Carlos Quintanilla’s long criminal record
In a recent and bizarre Facebook post, long shot Congressional District 33 challenger Carlos Quintanilla called on supporters to literally "trash" campaign yard signs for incumbent Congressman Marc Veasey. Quintanilla wrote in Spanish: "A LA BASURA LOS SIGNS DE MARC VEASEY." Facebook translated the message into English: "To the trash the signs of Marc Veasey."
Innate flaws in PPP and many other public polls discount their value
The PPP Poll released earlier today showed a 14-point gap in the Texas Governor's race. Last month, the Emerson College poll showed the race with only a 7 point gap, earlier polls showed different margins. While the press and the larger online world may view public polls like these as indicators of how things are progressing in the ongoing Governor’s race, serious political observers and the campaigns themselves don’t.
Candidate filings for the Texas 2014 Primary Election closed today at 6:00PM CST. Over the next couple of days, the Lone Star Project will report on next year's Must Watch races. In the meantime, please use the following links to view candidate filings in the major counties and throughout the state.
Wendy Davis unites Texas voters, bringing them together as a modern coalition in a way that defies the polarizing, hyper-partisan, well-heeled insider approach that has kept Rick Perry, Greg Abbott and other Austin-centric state leaders in power.
Should Davis forgo a statewide race, political and demographic factors make her senate re-election very likely
Snap media characterizations of State Senate District 10 favoring Republicans in 2014 are almost certainly wrong. Past political performance, the emergence of Wendy Davis as one of the most popular and capable Democratic office holders in Texas and the continued increase in the minority population in SD10, make Wendy Davis’ re-election in 2014 very likely should she decide to forgo a statewide race and seek re-election to her Senate seat.